Carers Support

Are You a Carer?

If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one.

The surgery is dedicated to support carers and the amazing work they do.  We keep a register of patients who are carers and record this on an individual's medical records. If we know you are a carer and likely to be under pressure at times, we will find it easier to offer the advice and support you need.

Use this form to Let us know you're a carer

We may be able to help by:

Offering an annual complimentary health check for you the carer. Carer's are eligible for a flu vaccination.

We may be able to support you with knowing more about the medical conditions of and treatments for the person you care for to help you feel more confident in your caring role.

We can inform you about services provided by the NHS such as continence services and patient transport to hospital appointment and other sources of support and advice including social services and local voluntary agencies.

Arranging appointments for both you and the person you care for at the same time to avoid having to visit the surgery twice.

Arranging for repeat prescriptions to be delivered to your local pharmacy to save you picking them up.

Providing supporting letters and information to enable you and the person you care for to access benefits or the blue badge scheme.

Useful Links

Carers UK

Thirsk Community Works

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring